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|Subject:||Butcherbirds from the wazoo!|
|From:||martin butterfield <>|
|Date:||Wed, 8 Apr 2009 19:23:24 +1000|
I went out to the big dam area of Mulligans this morning to track down the Pied Butcherbird reported from the Woodlands Bird Survey last weekend.|
It was a lovely day and butcherbirds were very evident. They were also very active, flying around all over the place. Unfortunately all the ones I could see - at least 5 - , or calls that were clear, were of the Grey Butcherbird variety.
Incidentally the easiest way of getting to the Big Dam area at the moment is through a gate off Horse Park Drive just to the East of Gundaroo Rd. However: this involves crossing a storm water drain which could be a challenge a) for low clearance vehicles or b) any vehicle if we ever get some heavy rain!
As a final note, I have never before noted the juxtaposition of the suburbs of Harrison and Ford. Will the next two in the area be Lara and Croft?
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